Makuleke children help track elephants in the Pafuri wilderness

Jun 2, 2014 |  Conservation & Wildlife
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The Wilderness Trust, together with Save the Elephants manages the Makuleke Transboundary Elephant Movements project in the far northern Kruger National Park.

Children In the Wilderness track elephants in the Makuleke Concession

On 24 May two children, Perfect Mtileni and Manuel Chauke from Makuleke Village joined Save the Elephants researcher Michelle Henley in the Makuleke Concession (where we operate our Pafuri Walking Trail).

Michelle taught the children various facts about elephants and the children had the opportunity to use the telemetry tracking to locate the elephants with the collars.

Children In the Wilderness track elephants in the Makuleke Concession

Data from collared elephants are being used to monitor the movement of elephants in the Transfrontier Park between Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Representing Children in the Wilderness, Pafuri staff member Crispen also joined the group as did Leonard Mzamani from the Makuleke Village.

Children In the Wilderness track elephants in the Makuleke Concession

Read more about the Makuleke Transboundary Elephant Movements project here.

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By Janet Wilkinson

Janet is the Coordinator for Children in the Wilderness South Africa, running camp programmes at Pafuri Camp and Rocktail Beach Camp, followed by Eco Clubs at various rural villages.

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